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Pandarus is a minor antagonist in Homer's Illiad.
Pandarus was a Trojan aristocrat, and the son of Lyacon. When the Trojan prince Paris abducted the Greek king Menelaus's wife Helen, Menelaus lead a Greek force to invade Troy and retrive her. After they arrived, the Trojans managed to broker a truce and opened negotiations for Helen's safe return. However, the Greek goddess Athena, who wanted Troy destroyed, encouraged Pandarus to try and kill Menelaus with an arrow, violating the truce. However, Menelaus survived the shot, and Pandarus attempted to kill him at close range with his chariot in the ensuing battle, but was killed by the Greek hero Diomedes.
- Pandarus was also the name of another Trojan in Virgil's Aeneid, one of the companions of Aeneas and a survivor of Troy. He is killed when the story's main antagonist Turnus vertically splits his skull with his sword.